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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

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Proposal for New Project Types for NADB. Comments must be submitted by July 1, 2021
North American Development Bank


Relations with Sister State New
South Wales Remain Strong

CalChamber, June 29, 2021


Newly Created U.S.-EU Council to Focus on Cooperation in Trade, Technology Issues
CalChamber, June 28, 2021

CalChamber Companies in the News

Alphabet Jumps into Drone Air-Traffic Control with Flight App
American Journal of Transportation, June 29, 2021

United Adds 270 Boeing and Airbus Aircraft to Fleet, Largest Order in Airline’s History and Biggest by a Single Carrier in a Decade
United Airlines, June 29, 2021

Johnson & Johnson Ranks #4 on Fortune’s Return on Leadership List
Johnson & Johnson, June 29, 2021

CalChamber Members Verizon and IBM Partner with Red Hat to Deploy Its 5G Network as an Open Hybrid Cloud Platform
IBM Newsroom, June 28, 2021

Trade Policy

From the White House

Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Meeting with President Reuven Rivlin of Israel
June 28, 2021

Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with President Ivan Duque of Colombia
June 28, 2021

Statement by President Joe Biden on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework
June 26, 2021

Remarks by President Biden and President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Before Bilateral Meeting
June 25, 2021

Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Meeting with Bipartisan House Members on USICA
June 24, 2021

Remarks by President Biden on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal
June 24, 2021

President Biden Announces 17 Key Nominations (Including Ambassadorial Nominations) 
June 23, 2021

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo Statement on Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework
June 24, 2021

Commerce Department Adds Five Chinese Entities to the Entity List for Participating in China’s Campaign of Forced Labor Against Muslims in Xinjiang
June 24, 2021

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo Joins President Biden at U.S.-EU Summit and Advances Tech and Trade Issues with European Union and Private Sector Leaders
June 23, 2021

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Readout of Ambassador Tai’s Virtual Meeting with Singapore Trade and Industry Minister Gan Kim Yong
June 29, 2021

Readout of Ambassador Tai’s Meeting with German Federal Minister for Economics and Energy Peter Altmaier
June 24, 2021

Ambassador Katherine Tai Recognizes USTR 2021 Awards Ceremony Recipients
June 24, 2021

From the Department of State

Reinforcing the U.S. Commitment to Multilateralism at the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
June 29, 2021

The United States-Italy Relationship and Transatlantic Unity
June 27, 2021

U.S.-EU-Canada: Joint Statement on Venezuela
June 25, 2021

The United States and France: Allies, Partners, and Friends
June 24, 2021

The United States and Libya
June 23, 2021

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with German Chancellor Merkel
June 23, 2021

The United States and Germany: Strengthening Our Alliance
June 22, 2021

The United States and Peru: Partners in Democracy and Development
June 22, 2021

From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

U.S. International Transactions, First Quarter 2021 and Annual Update
June 23, 2021

From the World Trade Organization

China Initiates WTO Dispute Complaint Against Australian Dumping, Subsidy Duties
June 29, 2021

Australia Initiates WTO Dispute Complaint Against Chinese Wine Duties
June 28, 2021

WTO Report: Trade Policy Restraint Prevented Destructive Acceleration of Protectionism
June 28, 2021

Washington Says it Sees Little Scope for Deal-Making at WTO This Year
Reuters, June 25, 2021

Working Group on Small Business Reviews Draft Ministerial Declaration
June 24, 2021

Merchandise Trade Posts Strong Gains in First Quarter Despite Growing Regional Disparities
June 24, 2021

WHO, WIPO, WTO Map Out Further Collaboration to Tackle COVID-19 Pandemic
June 24, 2021

Business Leaders Express Support for WTO, Underline Priorities for MC12
June 23, 2021

WTO Members Advance First Review of Trade Facilitation Agreement
June 22, 2021

VIDEO: WTO Director-General Okonjo-Iweala on Global Trade
Bloomberg, June 22, 2021

Trade Agreements

Economic Impact of Trade Agreements Implemented Under Trade Authorities Procedures, 2021 Report
U.S. International Trade Commission, June 2021


The Woodrow Wilson Center will be celebrating
the USMCA first anniversary on
Wednesday, June 30, at 2:00 PM (ET)

The agenda includes U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai, and trade ministers from Mexico and Canada.  The event will be live-streamed HERE.


EU-U.K. Deal Clears Way for Free Flow of Data Across Channel
Bloomberg, June 28, 2021

Taiwan Sending Deputy Trade Rep for US TIFA Talks
Taiwan News, June 28, 2021

Winston Goes to Washington: New Zealand’s Hunt for an Elusive US Trade Deal, June 28, 2021

Trade Pact Faces Day of Reckoning
Bangkok Post, June 28, 2021

Economy Minister Says Brazil has “Major Problem” with Argentina in MERCOSUR Negotiations
The Rio Times, June 27, 2021

U.K. and Singapore Start Talks to Cut Digital Trade Barriers
Bloomberg, June 27, 2021

US-Taiwan Talks to Focus on Supply Chains and Digital Trade
Financial Times, June 26, 2021

China Backs Hong Kong to Join RCEP Trade Deal in Potential Boost to City’s Flagging Logistics Sector
South China Morning Post, June 25, 2021

Japan Ratifies World’s Biggest Free Trade Agreement Involving China, ASEAN
Business Standard, June 25, 2021

Taiwan Should Join Australia in Trans-Pacific Trade Bloc, Canberra Told
South China Morning Post, June 24, 2021

Indonesia Free Trade Agreement a Possibility as Canada Looks to the Indo-Pacific
Future Directions International, June 22, 2021


Biden’s Fast-Track Trade Authority
(TPA) Is Set to Expire This Week

Bloomberg, June 29, 2021

Is This the End of the Generalized System of Preferences on Trade?
The Hill, June 26, 2021

Strengthening U.S.-Israel Relationship: 4 Ideas for the Biden Administration and Israeli Government
U.S. Chamber, June 24, 2021

Small Steps on Big Issues: Recent Developments in the U.S.-UK Trade Relationship
The National Law review, June 24, 2021

The Asia-Sized Hole in Biden’s Trade Agenda
Politico, June 23, 2021

GOP House Trade Subcommittee GSP/MTB Legislation Identical to the Senate Bill
GOP House Ways and Means Committee


Bay to Bay: China’s Greater Bay Area Plan and Its Synergies for US and San Francisco Bay Area Business
Bay Area Council, June 2021

California, Mexico Sign Agreement to Open New Otay Mesa Border Crossing by Late 2024
The San Diego Union-Tribune, June 29, 2021

New Ship-To-Shore crane arrives at Port of Oakland
American Journal of Transportation, June 25, 2021

Port of Oakland adopts $465.3 million FY 2022 budget as California reopens
American Journal of Transportation, June 28, 2021

West Coast Trade Report
Pacific Merchant Shipping Association, June 2021

More International Articles

EU’s Common Agricultural Policy
European Commission

High Lumber Prices Add Urgency to a Decades-Old Trade Fight
The New York Times, June 28, 2021

Indonesia, China to Reduce US Dollar in Bilateral Trade
The Jakarta Post, June 28, 2021

Canada to Ease Travel Restrictions for Fully Vaccinated Individuals
The National Law Review, June 26, 2021

ICC, WTO, and ITC Launch Digital Champions for Small Business Competition
International Chamber of Commerce, June 25, 2021

France and U.S. Agree on the Perils of a Rising China, Blinken Says
The New York Times, June 25, 2021

Preview of The Heritage Foundation’s 2021 China Transparency Report
The Heritage Foundation, June 25, 2021

Melting Arctic Ice Pits Russia Against U.S. and China for Control of New Shipping Route
The Wall Street Journal, June 23, 2021

EU Envoy Urges U.S. to Ease Travel Restrictions; Sees Time to Resolve Metals Dispute
Reuters, June 23, 2021

Settlement Is Reached Over Stuck Ship That Blocked Suez Canal in Egypt
The New York Times, June 23, 2021

One of World’s Busiest Ports Is Back to Business After Covid Jam
Bloomberg, June 22, 2021

Wait Times for Chips Hit Record 18 Weeks as Shortage Deepens
Bloomberg, June 22, 2021

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